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Sailors from Malahide Yacht Club, Howth Yacht Club, Greystones Sailing Club and the National Yacht Club took part in this first introductory day
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Sunshine on Saturday greeted the groups of sailors taking part in the first of the 420 sailing introduction days. Groups of six sailors used the class association training boats to get their first taste of sailing in these Irish Sailing…
Top of the fleet at the Scottish Wayfarer Championship were (left to right) Margaret & Bob Sparkes (Loch Lomond SC) with Neil McSherry (National YC) and multiple champion Monica Schaefer (Greystones SC).
Wayfarer
Greystones Wayfarer helmswoman Monica Schaefer has rounded out a remarkable racing season with a successful defence of the Scottish title on Loch Lomond writes W M Nixon. This means that she now has the triple, having won the Irish title…
RS400 action at a windy Greystones
RS Sailing
The RS400 and RS200 fleets gathered at Greystones Sailing Club in County Wicklow last weekend for their National and Southern Championships respectively writes David Rose. The Irish RS fleets, like Greystones harbour itself, have continued to evolve and renew with…
Cruisers two winner Checkmate from Howth Yacht Club
Greystones Harbour
It was a case of third time lucky for Sunday's Greystones Regatta in County Wicklow. Despite a limp forecast, the full two race programme was sailed today in ideal sailing conditions, banishing the curse of the last two editions that have been cut…
Light winds on Dublin Bay are expected for the DBSC feeder races to Greystones Regatta
DBSC
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) has organised feeder races over a specially designed course to Greystones Regatta (preview here) on Saturday, August 26th for five of its participating classes. Cruisers 1, Cruisers 2, Cruisers 3, B211s and Cruisers 5 are all racing to the…
J109 Mojito is the overall leader of the ISORA points series. A 27-boat fleet will race to Greystones tomorrow
ISORA
A confirmed fleet of 27–boats in the ISORA day race from Dun Laoghaire in County Dublin tomorrow will most likely race south to Greystones Harbour in County Wicklow in light westerly winds. The race is the deciding race in the…
Cruisers Three east coast Championships comprises DBSC and Greystones Regatta races this weekend
DBSC
The East Coast Championship for Cruisers Three takes place this weekend with an 'innovative mix of racing' using the DBSC Saturday feeder race from Dun Laoghaire to Greystones and combining this race with two races on Sunday as part of…
A feature of the Greystones event is that it is run both on IRC/Standard ECHO and current ECHO
Greystones Harbour
East Coast sailing fans are expecting a big weekend for the 'Taste of Greystones' Regatta this Sunday and, as the name suggests, Greystones Regatta in County Wicklow is about a night–out followed by a morning's racing. 'The night out is…
Graeme Noonan's Corby 26 Virgin Triangle from the host club will be competing in class two at the 'Taste of Greystones Regatta' on August 26th in County Wicklow
Greystones Harbour
140–boats are expected off the coast of County Wicklow for the two–race 'Taste of Greystones Trophy' later this month.  Greystones Sailing Club (GSC) will be keeping its fingers crossed for better winds than two years ago when the 2017 edition sets…
The serious helmsman. Jack Roy and his daughter Jill racing their Squib class Kanaloa, no 130. One of the oldest boats racing in the Dublin Bay class, they worked together to restore her from a near-derelict condition
W M Nixon
The role of President of what is now Irish Sailing is central to our activities afloat. The diverse boating community that the President both serves and represents is affected by the variable socio–economic circumstances in which our sport - in…
The north pier, which borders the marina, was closed to public access by the harbour master over fears of escalating anti-social activity
Greystones Harbour
#Greystones - Greystones’ harbour master has closed access to the north pier in the North Wicklow town over worsening anti-social behaviour — including assaults on two harbour staff. Alan Corr told the Wicklow Times this week that sustained anti-social activity…
The incident occurred at a hotel in the village of Stalida on Crete
Greystones Harbour
#Greystones - Greystones Sailing Club has described the loss of junior member Laura Dempsey in a drowning incident in Crete as “a harrowing tragedy to happen on a family holiday”. Dempsey, 15, was found unresponsive in her hotel pool by…
RS Fevas in Greystones for the coaching session
RS Sailing
17 RS Feva dinghies participated in the latest round of coaching for the class at Greystones Sailing Club at the weekend writes Garett Donnelly. Conditions were perfect with coaching provided for all the sailors ranging in age from 11 to 17…
New Greystones Coastguard Station 'Not Viable'
Greystones Harbour
The new Coastguard station at Greystones harbour will not be built, according to Wicklow Councillor Derek Mitchell who says that after 12 years of discussions, planning and building at the harbour the Coastguard has decided to pull out. The Coastguard have…
James Kirwan's Beneteau 36.7 was second in class one ECHO at today's Taste of Greystones Regatta
Greystones Harbour
Tim Goodbody's J109 White Mischief from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the winner of Cruisers one ECHO division in today's Taste of Greystones Harbour Regatta. The Greystones Sailing Club regatta was cut short for a second year running by…
Greystones Sailing Club Commodore David Nixon (centre), Vice Commodore Daragh Cafferky, Minister Simon Harris TD and Councillor Derek Mitchell at today's official clubhouse opening
Greystones Harbour
Minister Simon Harris, officially opened Greystones Sailing Club's new premises on the South Pier in Greystones, County Wicklow this afternoon. The Club, originally established in 1968, caters for over 350 members and is very much a family club, rooted in…

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